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Weekly Schedule of Committee Hearings
Week of April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

 

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House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:07 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor H. 112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

                                    testimony on the Fund established by H.112

Sen. Dick Sears, 

 

.                                   Resolution regarding Vermont State Fair

Rep. Dave Potter, City of Rutland

Rep. Butch Shaw, Pittsford

 

12:00 AM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

                                    Committee discussion

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Determined

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      Tax questions

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

                                    committee vote on amendment

Zach Mauldin

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

11:15 AM                    Fairness in Farm Business Taxation

Dr. Betsy Greene, UVM Professor and Extension Equine Specialist

Hayes Sogoloff, Equine Producer, Cedar Springs Farm

Jim Harrison, Syrup Producer, Georgia Mountain Maple

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 5:05 PM

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

10:00 AM                   No Committee Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                   House Convenes

 

11:00 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

Rep. George W. Till, Vice Chair, House Committee on Health Care

 

11:30 AM                   Health Care

Ken Thorpe, Health Care Consultant, Vermont Legislature

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

Vaughn Altemus, School Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                     S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

Rep. Bill Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

11:00 AM                   S. 291 - An act relating to the establishment of transition units at State correctional facilities

Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Reporter, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 673 - An act relating to retirement and pension amendments

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Stephen Wisloski, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

10:45 AM                   S. 291 - An act relating to the establishment of transition units at State correctional facilities

                                    Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM                   H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

2:45 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Eileen "Lynn" Dickinson, Member, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

3:30 PM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:45 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                     House Convenes

 

11:00 AM                   S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Committee Discussion

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

 

1:00 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee Discussion

 

2:00 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman (802) 828-5767 or tutton@leg.state.vt.us

www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo

 


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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 2:50 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:00 AM                      To Be Announced

 

10:00 AM                    Floor Convenes

 

11:00 AM                    Press Conference

                                    Governor press conference on Mature Initiative and then a bill signing on S.223 - Pension Loans - Ceremonial Office

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      J.R.H. 18 - Joint resolution urging Congress to reauthorize the federal terrorism insurance program

Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan, Sponsor

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Crosby Sherman, Deputy Director of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America

John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

 

3:00 PM                      VEDA 40th Anniversary Resolution

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      Industrial Parks Issues

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

 

9:30 AM                      Vermont Training Program and Minimum Wage

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Janet Doyle, Manager, Site Operations & Government Programs, International Business Machines

 

11:15 AM                    Press Conference

                                    Illegal Lending Press Conference - Cedar Creek Room

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 Min. after Adj.       H. 260 - An act relating to electronic insurance notices and credit for reinsurance

                                    Senate Proposal of Amendment - Mark MacDonald, Reporter

 

-----                              H. 483 - An act relating to adopting revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code

                                    Committee discussion of Senate Amendment

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 483 - An act relating to adopting revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code

                                    Senate Proposal of Amendment - committee discussion and vote

 

9:10 AM                      S. 269 - An act relating to business consumer protection and data security breaches

Sen. Jane Kitchel, Co-sponsor

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Co-sponsor

Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM                    Press Conference

                                    Governor's Press Conference regarding Workforce Internship - Cedar Creek Room

 

10:50 AM                    S. 269 - An act relating to business consumer protection and data security breaches

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail and Grocers' Association

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, International Business Machines

 

11:00 AM                    Committee Discussion on Bills

                                    General discussion

 

11:45 AM                    Break for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 Min. after Adj.       H. 260 - An act relating to electronic insurance notices and credit for reinsurance

Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Reporter of the Bill

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 Min. after Adj.       To Be Announced

 

1:00 PM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Committee discussion

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee

 

 


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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 5:10 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

After Floor                  S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:00 PM                      Progressive Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:45 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Assessment Tools --Joint Hearing in Room 10 between the House Committee on Corrections & Institutions and the House Committee on Human Services.

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of the Court Administrator

Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections

 

3:45 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Amendment Recommendations from House Committee on Judiciary

                                   

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of Court Administrator

Cameron Wood, Intern, Legislative Council

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Evaluation of pretrial services

Max Schlueter, Executive Director, VT Center for Justice Research

Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

9:30 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Sec. 12

Debbie Damore, Purchasing and Contracting Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Michael Obuchowski, Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

Rep. Paul Ralston, Representative, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

10:15 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of Court Administrator

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

                                    Committee Discussion -- Proposed Language

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Evaluation of Pretrial Services & Exempt Position

Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

9:15 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee Discussion - Draft 1.1 of Committee Amendment

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

9:45 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Definitions

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of Court Administrator

Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee Discussion - Evaluation of Pretrial Services

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                    S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

                                    Committee Discussion - Sec. X and Sec. 2  Language Proposals

 

11:15 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee Amendment, Draft 2.2

Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

Cameron Wood, Intern, Legislative Council

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

                                    Sec. 2 Language

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee Vote on Amendment Draft 2.2

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

2:45 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Sec. 12

Rep. Sandy Haas, Vice Chair, House Committee On Human Services

Rep. Lynn Batchelor, Representative, House Committee On Human Services

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

 

4:15 PM                      S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

                                    Committee Discussion

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Sec. 12

Debbie Damore, Purchasing and Contracting Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Jaye Johnson, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sue MacMartin (802) 828-2259

smacmartin@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 9:34 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 16 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

After the floor             H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

4:30 PM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:15 AM                      Early Childhood Data Reporting System

Julie Coffey, Governmental Affairs Director, Building Bright Futures

Kathleen Paterson, Building Bright Futures via Phone

 

10:15 AM                    H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

                                         Vote

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             S. 175 - An act relating to permitting a student to remain enrolled in a Vermont public school after moving to a new school district

Lila Shapero, Voices for Vermont's Children

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Dana Lawrence, Policy and Practice Specialist, Department for Children and Families

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder (802) 828-2258

 


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House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Last Updated 4/23/2014 2:55 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      H. 356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

                                    As passed by the Senate

Sen. John Rodgers

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      BioFinder Presentation

                                    Room 10, 9:00-10:30

Erik Sorenson, Community Ecologist, Natural Heritage Inventory, Department of Fish & Wildlife

John Austin, Director, Lands and Habitat Program, Department of Fish & Wildlife

 

11:15 AM                    H. 650 - An act relating to establishing the Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Special Fund

                                    As passed by the Senate

Sen. Diane Snelling

Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM                    J.R.H. 23 - Joint resolution relating to the cleanup of Lake Champlain

                                    Committee discussion

Rep. Will Stevens, House Committee on Agriculture

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 Min after Floor       TBA

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Didi Brush (802) 828-2266

 


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House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:33 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee Discussion as House Floor Time Allows

 

-                                   S. 177 - An act relating to nonjudicial discipline

                                    Discussion and possible vote.

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      Committee Discussion & Organization

                                    Discussion on bills remaining in Committee.

 

-                                   S. 241 - An act relating to binding arbitration for State employees

                                    Discussion of amendment.-

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

                                    Resolutions will be introduced honoring veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the career of Sergeant Major Forest Glodgett.

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee Discussion as House Floor Time Allows

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      Committee Discussion & Possible Action on Bills

 

-                                   S. 213 - An act relating to an employee’s use of benefits

 

-                                   S. 316 - An act relating to child care providers

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   S. 241 - An act relating to binding arbitration for State employees

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

 

11:15 AM                    S. 241 - An act relating to binding arbitration for State employees

                                    Discussion and possible vote.

 

-                                   S. 316 - An act relating to child care providers

                                    Discussion and possible vote.

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee Discussion as House Floor Time Allows

 

-                                   S. 316 - An act relating to child care providers

                                    Discussion and possible vote.

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after House Floor       Committee Discussion as House Floor Time Allows

 

-                                   S. 213 - An act relating to an employee’s use of benefits

                                    Discussion and possible vote.

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Committee Discussion & Possible Action on Bills

 

-                                   S. 213 - An act relating to an employee’s use of benefits

                                    Possible discussion and vote.

 

3:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild (802) 828-2263 – rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/23/2014 12:30 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 892 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority

                                    Committee Discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

10:00 AM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      H. 673 - An act relating to retirement and pension amendments

                                    Retired Teachers' Health Care, discussion and possible vote

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

3:15 PM                      S. 256 - An act relating to the solemnization of a marriage by a Judicial Bureau hearing officer

Rep. William J. Lippert

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                     S. 168 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments to laws governing municipalities

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

9:00 AM                     H. 894 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Montpelier and to merging the Montpelier Fire District No. 1 into the City of Montpelier

Rep. Mary S. Hooper

Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller

John Hollar, Mayor, City of Montpelier

John Oden

 

10:30 AM                   S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

Rep. Paul Ralston

Rep. Steve Carr

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

11:00 AM                   S. 293 - An act relating to reporting on population-level outcomes and indicators and on program-level performance measures

                                    Discussion and vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   H. 893 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the North Branch Fire District No. 1

Rep. John Moran

Lynda Holland, Director, Fire District

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                      OLYMPIANS

                                    House Floor

 

3:30 PM                      H. 516 - An act relating to establishing the Vermont Center for Geographic Information as the Division of Geospatial Technologies under the Department of Information and Innovation

                                    Committee discussion

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                     J.R.S. 27 - Joint resolution relating to an application of the General Assembly for Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Bill Doyle

 

10:00 AM                   J.R.S. 27 - Joint resolution relating to an application of the General Assembly for Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution

                                    ROOM 10

Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Harvard Law School

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00 AM                     J.R.H. 19 - Joint resolution relating to encouraging New Hampshire to enact laws protecting emergency responders from across state lines

Kristi Morse, Chair, Springfield Selectboard

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      J.R.S. 27 - Joint resolution relating to an application of the General Assembly for Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl (802) 828-2267

 


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House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:48 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring three hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Committee discussion

Rep. Michael Fisher

 

11:15 AM                    S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    Reporting challenges

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:30 AM                    S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor

 

11:35 AM                    S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    Continued

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:45 AM                    S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Committee discussion

Rep. George W. Till

 

12:00 PM                    Caucus

 

2:25 PM                      Expenditure Analysis Report

Michael Davis, Director of Health System Finances, Green Mountain Care Board

Lori Perry, Senior Financial Policy Analyst, Green Mountain Care Board

Karen Hein, Member, Green Mountain Care Board

 

3:30 PM                      Administrative Costs in Health Care

Deborah Richter MD, President, Vermont Health Care for All

 

4:00 PM                      S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Update

Rep. Michael Fisher

 

4:10 PM                      H. 123 - An act relating to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:45 PM                      Health Care Reform Discussion

                                    Considerations for Evaluating Health Care Reform Proposals

Ken Thorpe, Health Care Consultant

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

                                    S.281, Rep. Woodward chiropractic amendment language

Rep. Mark Woodward, Sponsor

 

8:45 AM                      S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

                                    Will be delayed until approximately 8:45.

Kevin Goddard, President, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Mark Larson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) (9:00 AM)

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) (9:30 AM)

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare (9:45 AM)

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council (10:00 AM)

Dean Barcelow, Optometrist, Optometrists Association

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

                                    Floor may be lengthy

 

5:00 PM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                     Amendments. Quick review.

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      Vermont Health Benefits Exchange

                                    Lessons learned

Lawrence Miller, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

10:40 AM                    S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Amendment from House Appropriations

Rep. Mitzi Johnson

 

11:00 AM                    S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

                                    Amendments; Markup and vote. Plus, possible amendments to S.252

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Mark Woodward

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Stephanie Winters, Operations Director, Vermont Medical Society

Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Optometric Association

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

3:00 PM                      Health Information Technology

                                    Medical records challenges.

Andrea Regan MD, Family Physician, Charlotte Family Health Center

Carolyn McQuide MD, Physician, GoodHealth

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

                                    Final markup and vote

 

8:45 AM                      Household Insurance Survey

                                    2012 Household Insurance Survey, re health care

David Martini, Director of Health Insurance Policy, Director of External Appeals Program, Department of Financial Regulation

Sarah Lindberg, Data and Information Mananger, Department of Financial Regulation

 

9:15 AM                      Autism Report

                                    Network adequacy, autism services

David Martini, Director of Health Insurance Policy, Director of External Appeals Program, Department of Financial Regulation

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

11:30 AM                    S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    Discussion--Certificate of Need

Marcus Hampers MD, Owner, ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Centers

 

1:00 PM                      No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

 


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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 3:46 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Tony Folland, Treatment Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor adjourns    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Joint Meeting with House Corrections and Institutions Committee-Room 10

 Karen Gennette Esq., Programs Manager, Office of Court Administrator

 

3:00 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Room 10

Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections

Delores Burroughs-Biron MD, Health Services Director, Department of Corrections

Cameron Wood, Intern, Legislative Council

Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Laura Ziegler, Concerned Citizen, Plainfield, VT

Barbara McCarty, Citizen

 

10:30 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Dr. Robert Jimerson, Medical Director, Counseling Service of Addison County, Board Certified in Psychiatry & Chair, VT Community & Hospital Psychiatry Group

Sarah Launderville, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)

 

11:30 AM                    S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Committee Discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

4:45 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Delores Burroughs-Biron MD, Health Services Director, Department of Corrections

Lori Poirier, Regional Administrator, DOC Health Services Contractor

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Bob Bick, Director, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, HowardCenter

Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter

 

10:30 AM                    Break

 

11:15 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Mark Up

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Delores Burroughs-Biron MD, Health Services Director, Department of Corrections

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Vote

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

15 mins after floor adjourns    -

                                    Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 AM                      -

                                    Potential revisions to emergency admission processes in statute

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

15 mins after the floor            TBD

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBD

 

3:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker (802) 828-2265

 


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House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 5:19 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- If providing written testimony, and if you have access to email, please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee discussion

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

after the floor              S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee discussion

Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office, Court Administrator's Office

 

--                                  H. 112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Republican Caucus

 

1:00 PM                      Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office

Cameron Wood, Intern, Legislative Council

Rep. Mary S. Hooper

 

--                                  Bias Free Policing

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

John Wallace, Attorney, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Department

Robert Appel, Kohn Rath Danon & Appel LLP

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

3:00 PM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Committee discussion

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

10:00 AM                    J.R.S. 27 - Joint resolution relating to an application of the General Assembly for Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution

                                    Joint meeting with House Government Operations, Room 10

Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Harvard Law School

 

11:00 AM                    S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

John Wallace, Attorney, Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

2:30 PM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Laura Ziegler, Citizen, Plainfield, VT

 

--                                  S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office

Rep. Linda K. Myers

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

Rep. Sandy Haas, Progressive Leader, Study Committee on Providing Community Support to Persons with Serious Functional Impairments

Rep. Mary S. Hooper

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00 AM                      Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

11:00 AM                    To Be Scheduled

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kate Wilson (802) 828-2257

kwilson@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 3:56 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 13 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

5 min. after the Floor   S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

Sen. Mark A. MacDonald

 

11:15 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

after Caucus                S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Review of remaining section;  Exact time to be determined.

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

-                                   S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

 

3:30 PM                      S. 208 - An act relating to solid waste management

                                    Approval of final draft

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      BioFinder Presentation

                                    Room 10; 9:00-10:30

John Austin, Director, Lands and Habitat Program, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Erik Sorenson, Community Ecologist, Natural Heritage Inventory, Department of Fish & Wildlife

 

11:00 AM                    S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

Scudder Parker, Policy Director, Efficiency Vermont

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Gas Systems

Ben Walsh, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont via Phone

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Climate Caucus

                                    Room 10; Open forum

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor      S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

                                    committee discussion

Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor      S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

                                    mark up

 

1:00 PM                      S. 202 - An act relating to the energy efficiency charge

                                    mark up/possible vote

 

 


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House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/22/2014 10:26 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10:00 AM                    Floor Convenes

 

1:15 PM                      Caucus

 

2:00 PM                      H. 740 - An act relating to transportation impact fees

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

                                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

10:00 AM                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

12:00 PM                    Truck and Bus Association Luncheon

                                    until 1:15 or 1:30 PM

                                    The Steak House, Berlin

                                   

                                   

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

10:00 AM                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Francette Cerulli (802) 828-2262

 


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House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 9:40 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

AFTER                       S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:15 PM                      Caucus

 

2:15 PM                      S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                      Health Care Reform

                                    Considerations for Evaluating Health Care Reform Proposals

Ken Thope, Health Care Consultant

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:00 PM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Michael Fisher, Chair, House Health Care

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

Devon Green, Health Policy Analyst, Agency of Administration

 

10:30 AM                    S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Laura Soares, President, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jeff Fannon, General Counsel, NEA

 

10:00 AM                    S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

11:00 AM                    S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Lauren Hierl, Environmental Health Advocate, VPIRG

Michael Rainville, President, Maple Landmark, Inc. via Phone

Martin Wolf, Director, Product Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House

 

AFTER                       S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    tentative

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:45 AM                      TBA

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Gabrielle Malina at gmalina@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 1:32 PM

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

                                    Committee discussion

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (10:00 AM)

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (10:45 AM)

 

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Rep. John L. Bartholomew

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Rep. Dan Connor, Representative

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation, Inc.

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

 

.                                   H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:45 AM                      NOFA Vermont

                                    Report on "split farms"

 

10:30 AM                    Fairness in Farm Business Taxation

Dr. Betsy Greene, UVM Professor and Extension Equine Specialist

Hayes Sogoloff, Equine Producer

Jim Harrison, Syrup Producer, Georgia Mountain Maple

Bill Moore, Legislative Director

 

11:15 AM                    Break

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/22/2014 10:15 AM

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

12:00 PM                    H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:30 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Teachers Retirement

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

3:30 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    ANR-PILOT

Bill Johnson, Director, Property Valuation & Review, Department of Taxes

Steve Jeffrey, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Ryan Horvath, Lands Administrative and Records Coordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

4:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2:30 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

2:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

 

 


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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:22 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Walk- through of House Bill

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    Press Conference

                                    Signing into law - S.223

                                    Governor's Ceremonial Office

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 758 - An act relating to notice of potential layoffs

                                    Committee discussion

 

--                                  Independent Contractor Registry

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

 

9:00 AM                      H. 661 - An act relating to exhumation requirements and notice

Rep. John Moran, Sponsor

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Jim Johnston, Director, Vermont Funeral Directors Association

Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association

 

9:30 AM                      H. 699 - An act relating to temporary housing

                                    Introduction

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Carol Maloney, Principal Assistant to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:15 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

Rep. Bill Botzow, Sponsor

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Workforce issues

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

 

--                                  H. 758 - An act relating to notice of potential layoffs

                                    Proposed amendments

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

8:50 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Section 19

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Clearinghouse Payment Company

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

9:00 AM                      S. 299 - An act relating to sampler flights

                                    Alcohol amendment

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

9:30 AM                      H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Realtors Association

Tim Heney, Heney Realtors

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Katie Taylor, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce

Nicholas Sherman, Lobbyist, Regional Development Corporations

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 AM                      iPad Training

                                    Receipt of issued devices

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kevin Moore, Network/Systems Administrator

 

--                                  S. 299 - An act relating to sampler flights

                                    Mark-up and Vote

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

9:00 AM                      H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Mark-up and possible vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Lee Stone (802) 828-3803

 


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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 5:23 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Update on Proposal in Senate Finance

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM                      Vermont State Colleges

                                    Health of Vermont State Colleges

Tim Donovan, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Gary Moore, Chairman of the Board, Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Potential Amendments Initiated by Senator Ashe

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Stephan Morse, Chair, State Board of Education

 

6:00 PM                      Discussion

                                    U-32 & Montpelier School Districts Discussion on Ways to Increase Educational Opportunities in the Face of Rising Costs and  Declining Enrollments 6-8 PM. State House  in Room 11.

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

2:30 PM                      Principals and mentoring

                                    Update on the Principal Mentoring Law

Peter Evans, VPA Principal Mentor Coordinator

Joe Bowen, VPA Principal Mentor Coordinator

 

Followed By               H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Potential Amendments continued

Rep. Tristan Toleno, Brattleboro

Rep. Will Stevens

James Fannon, Legal Counsel, NEA

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Education

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Drafted Possible Amendments to Bill

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 6:48 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

10:00 AM                    Health Care

                                    Edits     Billing Codes

Michael Donofrio, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:20 AM                    H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Brad James, Director, Agency of Education

Steve Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    H. 275 - An act relating to unemployment insurance benefits for military spouses

Matt Hill, Research Assistant, Department of Labor

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

 

12:00 PM                    Break

 

12:55 PM                    H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

John Bloomer, Secretary of the Senate - via Phone

 

1:05 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Solar Capacity Tax

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jim Knapp, Property, Valuation, and Review Consultant, Vermont Department of Taxes

Randy Viens, Assesssor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:45 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Property Taxes

Randy Viens, Assesssor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Bill Johnson, Director, Property Valuation & Review, Department of Taxes

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

David Mickenberg, Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance Network

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:55 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Contractors

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

3:25 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Alcoholic Beverages

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Income Taxes    Use Tax

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

3:55 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Downtown and Village Center Credits

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    R & D Tax Credit

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Committee Discussion

                                     e-cigarettes

 

-                                   H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Sales and Use Tax

                                    Telecommunications Services

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

4:50 PM                      H. 542 - An act relating to the taxation of soil amendments

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

5:05 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Gun Storage Fee

                                    Beekeepers

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Roger Marcoux, Executive Director of Operations, Lamoille County Sheriff's Office

Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

Bob DePino, Member, Gun Owners of Vermont

Valerie Harris, Member, Vermonters for the 2nd Amendment

Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

6:30 PM                      H. 578 - An act relating to administering State funds for loans to individuals for replacement of failed wastewater systems and potable water supplies

Bryan Redmond, Manager, On-site Water and Wastewater Loan Fund

Eric Blatt, Director, Facilities Engineering Division

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Karen Lee, Installer, Solar Pro via Phone

Andrew Savage, Chief Strategy Officer, All Earth Renewables

 

2:00 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

3:45 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    R& D Tax Credit

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    "Made in Vermont" Program

                                   

Nancy Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer, "Made in Vermont"

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

1:15 PM                      H. 612 - An act relating to Gas Pipeline Safety Program penalties

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Bill Jordan, Director of Engineering, Department of Public Service

 

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

3:30 PM                      H. 740 - An act relating to transportation impact fees

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Cole, Director Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development, Agency of Transportation

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

4:15 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Historic Sites

                                    Archealogical Storage

                                    Municipal Parking Garages

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development

 

4:45 PM                      S. 308 - An act relating to regulating precious metal dealers

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Rep. Thomas F. "Tom" Koch, Representative

 

5:00 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Lottery Fee

Greg Smith, Executive Director, Vermont Lottery Commission

 

5:10 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Gun Storage Fees

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:35 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    R & D Tax Credits

Marge McDonnell, Tax Director, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Department

 

5:50 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Estate Fees

Patricia Gabel, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

 

6:00 PM                      Break

 

6:15 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:00 AM                      H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Senator

Beth Fastiggi, President, Fairpoint Communications

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

2:25 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Sen. Anthony Pollina, Senator

 

2:55 PM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    Web Portal

Jamie Gage, General Manager, Vermont Information Consortium

 

3:10 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Rep. Bob Bouchard, Representative via Phone

Cathy Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

 

3:55 PM                      FY 15 General Fund Budget Pressures

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:10 PM                      Break

 

4:45 PM                      S. 308 - An act relating to regulating precious metal dealers

                                    Committee Discussion and Vote

 

4:55 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Edward Miller, Attorney, Diageo

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Senator

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration

 

1:30 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Distilled Spirits

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

2:00 PM                      H. 884 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

                                    Gross Receipts Tax on Heating OIl

Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall (802) 828-2253

bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:23 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:30 PM                      H. 681 - An act relating to the professional regulation for veterans, military service members, and military spouses

Chris Bell, Vermont Emergency Medical Services Director, Department of Health

 

2:00 PM                      H. 225 - An act relating to a statewide policy on the use of and training requirements for electronic control devices

Debra Munson, Police Officer, Vermont State Police

Jennifer Cousins, Police Officer, Burlington Police Department

Jeff Dworkin, Attorney, Montpelier, VT

Robert Appel, Executive Director, Kohn Rath Danon & Appel LLP

 

3:30 PM                      Administration Pilot Project

Michael Clasen, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Agency of Administration

David Yacovone, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Susan Minter, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation

Michael Obuchowski, Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            H. 497 - An act relating to the open meeting law

Charles Smith, President and CEO, Vermont Public Television

Steve Jeffrey, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, KSE Partners

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nicole Mace, Research Coordinator, Vermont School Boards Association

Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            Health Care Reforms - IT Systems - Contracts

Richard Boes, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:30 PM                      H. 888 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Milton

Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton

 

-                                   H. 881 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the Town of Westford

Rep. Patti J. Lewis, Berlin

 

4:00 PM                      H. 877 - An act relating to repeal of report requirements that are at least five years old

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                      H. 225 - An act relating to a statewide policy on the use of and training requirements for electronic control devices

                                    Witnesses pending

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-2272

 


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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 8:50 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

-after the floor             Budget Discussion

Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Weatherization Assistance Programs

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Carol Maloney, Principal Assistant to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

11:05 AM                    H. 699 - An act relating to temporary housing

                                    Markup and Vote

David Huber, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

11:20 AM                    H. 790 - An act relating to Reach Up eligibility

                                    Markup and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:25 AM                    H. 728 - An act relating to developmental services’ system of care

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Nancy Breiden, Director, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Karen Schwartz, Executive Director, Vermont Development Disability Council

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:00 AM                      Health Care Reform

                                    Considerations for Evaluating Health Care Reform Proposals

Ken Thorpe, Health Care Consultant

 

9:00 AM                      iPad Training

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kevin Moore, Network/Systems Administrator, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                      H. 217 - An act relating to smoking in lodging establishments, hospitals, and child care facilities, and on State lands

                                    Markup and Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephen Morabito, Administrator, Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board

 

10:00 AM                    H. 350 - An act relating to the posting of medical unprofessional conduct decisions and to investigators of alleged unprofessional conduct

                                    H.633 language has been incorporated into H.350

                                    Markup and Vote

Mark Larson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:30 AM                    Substance Abuse Treatment

                                    Hub and Spoke and the Blueprint

Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

11:30 AM                    H. 325 - An act relating to a bill of rights for children of arrested and incarcerated parents

                                    Markup and Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Lund

Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 728 - An act relating to developmental services’ system of care

 

9:30 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    Adverse Childhood Events

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    H. 217 - An act relating to smoking in lodging establishments, hospitals, and child care facilities, and on State lands

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    To Be Determined

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:30 AM                    S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Agatha Kessler (802) 828-2271

 


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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Last Updated 4/21/2014 9:09 AM

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:30 PM                      H. 864 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

                                    Final review and vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Convenes

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Convenes

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

1:00 PM                      To Be Determined

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kenneth Feld (802) 828-2254

 


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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 12:50 PM

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor     Home Detention Pilot Project - Windham County

                                    ~ Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

-                                   H. 88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

                                    Committee Discussion/Mark up/Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

-                                   H. 501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Laura Gans, Attorney, Disability Law Project

Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Trevor Squirrell, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Vermont

Chris Williams, Citzen

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 690 - An act relating to the definition of serious functional impairment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Delores Burroughs-Biron MD, Health Services Director, Department of Corrections

 

10:45 AM                    S.R. 11 - Senate resolution relating to the Senate Committee on Child Protection

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

John Bloomer, Secretary of the Senate

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:30 AM                      S.R. 11 - Senate resolution relating to the Senate Committee on Child Protection

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Kenneth Schatz, General Counsel, Agency of Human Services

 

8:45 AM                      H. 501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

                                    ~ Mark up/Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Dr. Tricia Conti, Supervisor, Alcohol Program, Vt. Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

Lieutenant Ron Hoague, Department of Public Safety, St. Albans

Braedon S. Vail, Deputy Chief of Police, Hartford Police Department

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

11:00 AM                    H. 555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

                                    ~ Mark up/Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                      H. 413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Richard Cassidy, Esq., Hoff Curtis

 

9:45 AM                      H. 555 - An act relating to the commitment of a criminal defendant who is incompetent to stand trial because of a traumatic brain injury

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2278

 


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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Last Updated 4/24/2014 4:01 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

8:30 AM                     H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Bill Mark-Up Version 2.1 dated 4/18/14, 3:25 p.m.

Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing & Community Development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

                                    Bill Mark-Up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing & Community Development

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

10:15 AM                   H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Vote Version 2.1 dated 4/18/14 3:25 p.m.

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

 

11:40 AM                   H. 695 - An act relating to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Andy McLean, Lobbyist

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 329 - An act relating to use value appraisals

                                    Testimony 

Mary Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association

Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Randy Viens, Assesssor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 PM                    H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM                   H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Voted Out

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:15 AM                   H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department

 

11:35 AM                   H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    H. 329 - An act relating to use value appraisals

                                    Bill mark-up and voted out as amended.

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

12:20 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:30 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                     iPad Training

Kevin Moore, Network/Systems Administrator, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                     H. 695 - An act relating to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Holliday, Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager, Chittenden Solid Waste District

Andy McLean, Lobbyist

 

10:00 AM                   H. 590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

                                    Committee Discussion

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

                                    Committee Discussion

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

11:00 AM                   H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

4:30 PM                      H. 695 - An act relating to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries

                                    Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:30 AM                     H. 590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   To Be Scheduled

 

11:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

Katie Pickens (802) 828-5760, or kpickens@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Last Updated 4/21/2014 8:53 AM

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Convenes

 

15 minutes after FLOOR        No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 AM                      NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 AM                      NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED

 

12:00 PM                    Vermont Truck and Bus Association Lunch

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00 AM                      No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kenneth Feld (802) 828-2254

 


Committee schedules are updated daily, and are subject to change without notice.